The spice that gives curry its yellow colour and used in Chinese medicine! This yellow powder has a powerful action on the digestive system and acts as a general anti-inflammatory. It contains the polyphenol curcumin, which may explain the recognised antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and digestive properties of turmeric.
Add one or two teaspoons of turmeric to curries and other savoury dishes or to smoothies or hot drinks. Always add some freshly ground black pepper when using turmeric to help your body absorb the curcumin.